One of the biggest policies made in the country is the Free Senior High School Education. This has brought reliefs to most parents in the country. Senior high school students do not pay anything for having secondary education. However, there has been a lot of critisms about this free policy.
Ghana Education Service has been granted financial clearance to pay the 2021 Teacher Continuous Professional Development allowance, the professional development allowance was introduced in 2020 and the first payment was made in November 2020, the professional allowance is the only form of allowance on teachers payslip, responsibility allowance in Ghana Education Service is paid to a certain category of teachers who take up additional responsibilities in the school set up as Headmaster, Assistant Headmaster, Senior Housemaster or mistress, Housemaster/mistress, Form Master/Mistress, Heads of Department, Chaplain/Imam and a Counsellor.
It is not surprising to come across many schools in this country under trees. There are countless schools under trees in Ghana especially in the northern part of the country. Some of them have to cross diverse kinds of rivers and streams before they can go to school.
The Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly has honoured the chief of Sagnarigu, Amb. Yakubu Abdulai, for the exceptional role he has played in advancing development in his traditional area. Led by outgoing Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Mariam Iddrisu, the Assembly called on the Chief at his palace and presented to him a citation which celebrated him in one front and commended his efforts in another.
The new Ghana Education Service ICT policy which was released in January 2021 after the National Executive meeting with the GES council captured the one teacher, one laptop initiative. The policy if implemented will allow Senior High School students to use smartphones in school without a SIM card to access the Wi-Fi internet connections available in schools, teachers will be supported to own a laptop through the government initiative "one teacher, one laptop".
If These Are The Kind Of Desks Available For Some Schools, Then What Kind Of Future Are We Planning.
When I observed how some school students in impoverished neighborhoods are forced to suffer in order to obtain an education, I felt I was dreaming. Despite the abundance of numerous types of wood, there are still schools that lack even a proper desk for students. It will hurt your heart to read that in certain villages, students must carry kitchen chairs on their heads and walk miles to get to school grounds.
Education as we all know is key. Without Education, the world may not be where it is now. Education is paramount to the development and success of every nation. For that matter, the EDUCATION system of Ghana needs a roadmap. Teachers and other stakeholders of education needs to know the guidelines on which students would vacate and return to school, and also perform other educational tasks.
The New Patriotic Party was formed on 28th July, 1992. The aim of forming the party was to bring together like minded citizens of the country to help strive for freedom and rule of law. The party aimed to "fight" for society of equal rights and opportunities.
National Teaching Council(NTC) Fee-paying Capacity Building an Avenue to Extort Money from Teachers?
The phrase “building capacity” a widely used bit of education jargon refers to any effort being made to improve the abilities, skills, and expertise of educators. Training is just one element of capacity development. Capacity development encompasses a whole range of activities designed to empower individuals and institutions (including the analysis of policy contexts, awareness building, institutional adjustments, policy research, policy immersion and more).
KEY OBJECTIVES OF THE PERFORMANCE CONTRACT. Ghana Education Service has just released a clarification on the Public Basic School Teachers' Performance Contract yet to be signed by Headteachers and District Directors of Education. According to the Directorates of GES, the CAPITATION GRANT with which this Contract is to be signed, has already been disbursed to the District Accounts.
Since independence, various governments of Ghana have made several policies of education to increase access and participation. An example is Dr Kwame Nkrumah's accelerated development plan of 1951. In this plan, a lot of schools were put up and children were made to go to school without paying any fee.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, speaking at the Global Education Summit held on Saturday, July 31, 2021, hinted the panel on the strategic and critical steps government is taking to ensure that the free Senior High School system is replicated in tertiary institutions across the country as well.
The Basic Education Certificate Examination Timetable for the 2021 Exam Year has been released by the West African Examinations Council to basic schools in the country to prepare towards the examinations. The Exam is to commence in September and since the First Semester Ended, the final years have written the first Mock Exams in some school within the country.
Education is elevated as one of the crucial tools for wiping poverty and preventing ignorance among citizens. As a result, many governments across the world devote a lot of resources into the education sector. Indeed, Nelson Mandela rightly pointed the importance of education when he said “education is the most powerful tool that can be used to change the world”.
Education has proven to be the backbone of the development of countries. Thus, all countries are striving to develop the sector of education to produce the right graduates who will transform their respective country. In Ghana, all governments who have been in power contributed enormously to the development of the education sector.
Funding of education by the state can be viewed as providing money and physical inputs such as school building, textbooks, teaching and learning materials and personnel to ensure the proper functioning of the education sector. The central government of Ghana is the predominant source of funding for education in Ghana.
Minister of Education Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has advised international leaders to consider taking cautious measures to promote access and quality of education in their countries. According to him, the current global scenario requires all governments to make universal access to education a key priority in order to boost socio-economic development.
The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has unquestionably bruised the education sector in Ghana. The schools in the Saboba District in the Northern Region of Ghana are one place that has experienced the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The education of girls in Saboba was extremely affected due to the closure of schools by the government for nearly a year.
The Chief Examiner for Mathematics in the Ashanti Region, Mr. Stephen Appiah Debrah, has indicated that Ghana is lacking progress because most students are not mathematically inclined. Speaking at a workshop for Junior High School teachers in Kumasi, he stated “if we want to develop as a country we must look at Mathematics as the basis for total development of everything.”
The first-semester examination results of some students from the various colleges of Education will be withheld due to the decision taken by the professional board. A press statement signed by the Director of School of Educational Development and Outreach, Prof. Christine Adu-Yeboah indicates that the Professional Board at its First Regular Meeting held on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 discussed the non-payment of College fees by the students in the Colleges of Education after they have paid their examination fees directly to the Institute of Education.